Posts Tagged ‘Hindu’

Hindu and Catholic children see Jesus, Mary Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Several Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India say Christ and Our Lady appeared to them while they were praying. They also say when they saw Our Lady the smell of jasmine became very strong. Father Merton D’Silva, who is the assistant at the St Ambrose parish church next door to the children’s school, said archdiocesan Read more

Three-year old proclaimed Kathmandu’s “living goddess” Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

A three-year-old girl has been chosen to be Kathmandu’s new “living goddess”  (Kumari). Uddhav Man Karmacharya, a Hindu priest who attends to the Kumari, says according to an ancient tradition the child will take her place on the Kumari’s throne after prayers and tantric rituals are performed. When she is anointed she will be allowed Read more

Hindu to Atheist to Agnostic to Anglican to Catholic to priest Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Anglican, Catholic, priest

A remarkable journey will reach a new stage on 15 July when Br Robert Krishna OP will be ordained a priest by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Benedict’s, Broadway. Br Robert’s journey began in Bangalore, India. Originally a Hindu, he became an atheist at the age of 10, and in his late teens considered Read more

Catholic bishop to donate kidney to poor Hindu Comments 0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

A Catholic bishop in India is to donate one of his kidneys to a poor Hindu man, in what is believed to be a world first for a bishop. Bishop Jacob Muricken completed all legal formalities on Friday so he could donate a kidney to a man who media named as E. Sooraj. Bishop Muricken, Read more

Growing up in a religious sect Comments 0

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Jahnavi Harrison, 27, grew up in a Hare Krishna community in Hertfordshire where her father is the priest. A musician, she still lives at home: I grew up in a Hare Krishna community called Bhaktivedanta Manor, an 80-acre estate that is the biggest Hare Krishna community in Europe. My parents and younger brother and sister Read more

Vatican’s hope for Diwali – May the Transcendent Light illumine your hearts Comments 0

Friday, October 24th, 2014

“May the Transcendent Light illumine your hearts, homes and communities, and may all your celebrations deepen the sense of belonging to one another in your families and neighbourhoods, and so further harmony and happiness, peace and prosperity.” This is the hope expressed by the Vatican Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue as it acknowledges the the Read more

Hindus in New Plymouth see need for city temple Comments 0

Friday, July 4th, 2014

When a young Indian child asked if Krishna was Jesus’ righthand man, the president of New Plymouth’s Indian Community knew it was time the town got a Hindu temple. New Plymouth’s Indian community has doubled in size in the past three years. Despite the city’s Indian population being 60-70 per cent Hindu and 10-15 percent Read more

Hindu politician calls for stop to religious conversions in India Comments 0

Friday, February 28th, 2014

An extremist Indian political leader has called for a stop to religious conversions in his country, other those than to Hinduism. At a rally in Bhopal, Ashok Singhal of the fundamentalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), also called for Hindu families to have at least five children each. This is to stop them becoming outnumbered by Read more

Diwali “paganistic nonsense” says Cook Islands Church leader Comments 0

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

When Diwali was celebrated in Rarotonga, on 3 November, hundreds of people turned up to enjoy Indian food, music dancing and cultural display. New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Joanna Kempkers and Principal of Tereora College (the National College of the Cook Islands) Bali Haque addressed the Diwali gathering as well as various Read more

Diwali hype Comments 0

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The high cost of living has not deterred people spending money on Diwali. Several customers The Fiji Times spoke to said despite the increase in prices of fireworks, milk and other groceries, they were still spending a reasonable amount because they wanted to celebrate Diwali well. “Prices have gone up but we are willing to Read more